In praise of grit

July 1st, 2016

Many readers of Marine Fabricator are business owners. Whether you own a business or work for someone, you regularly encounter obstacles that need to be solved to meet your obligations. Problem solving often requires great persistence or a quality known as grit—the resourcefulness and mental toughness to complete a task, despite frustrations and setbacks. Speaking […]

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Great Lakes host tall ships race

March 1st, 2016

The only “tall ship” I’ve ever been on is the USS Constitution. We were in Boston following a week of horse riding in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and it felt good to get my feet back on the ground. The main thing I learned touring the fabled vessel was that no matter how tall […]

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Captain’s log updates

September 1st, 2015

On this lazy, hazy summer day in August, it seems like a good time to “clear off the spike,” as we used to say in the newspaper biz, and check back on a couple of items we mentioned in the not-too-distant past. In May, Alayna Wool de Tecu, daughter of longtime Marine Fabricators Association member […]

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